JFK, Lew Rockwell and Cognitive Dissonance
By Katherine Smith, PhD
An investigative journey from the front page of Lew Rockwell.com to the Internet Abyss.
January 4, 2010 The front page of the Peoples Voice website featured The LBJ-CIA Assassination of JFK by Robert Morrow. Morrow writes: “Here is an absolutely spectacular article why the National Security State murdered John Kennedy: John Kennedy was despised by and did not control his CIA nor his Joint Chiefs of Staff: The CIA murdered Kennedy over the Bay of Pigs.”
November 25, 2010 The “spectacular” article that Morrow refers to, The National Security State and the Assassination of JFK (The CIA, the Pentagon, and the “Peace President”) by Andrew Gavin Marshall was on the front page of lewrockwell.com. url: http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig10/marshall10.1.html
Lew Rockwell is an American libertarian political commentator, activist and chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute (the Austrian School of Economics). His website, lewrockwell.com, receives 319,110 unique visitors per day. Lew got the article from Michel Chossudovsky, a Canadian economist, who graduated from the University of Manchester, England. Michel is a professor emeritus of economics at the University of Ottawa. He obtained his PhD from the University of North Carolina. Michel’s website, Globalresearch.ca, receives 113,459 unique visitors per day.
John C. McAdams is an associate professor of political science at Marquette University. He earned his PhD from Harvard University in 1981. McAdams teaches courses on American politics, public policy and the John F. Kennedy assassination. He has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Sociological Quarterly, and Law and Contemporary Problems.
McAdam’s website, mcadams.posc.mu.edu/home.htm, is a collection of articles, resources, and links devoted to debunking various conspiracies regarding the John F. Kennedy Assassination. The site has been called “impressively comprehensive, the best gateway to serious and reliable materials and the best collection of Kennedy assassination-related information.” Mortal Enemies? by Craig Frizzell and Magen Knuth can be found on John C. McAdams’ website. John’s website, mcadams.posc.mu.edu, receives4,285 unique visitors per day. Frizzell and Knuth’s article puts to rest any idea that the CIA murdered JFK over the “Bay of Pigs.”
Andrew Gavin Marshall’s “spectacular” article, The CIA murdered Kennedy over the “Bay of Pigs” borders on misinformation! 
July 25, 2010 The 1961 Speech That Got JFK Killed by yours truly (Katherine Smith), a plausible alternative to the “Bay of Pigs” misinformation from Andrew Gavin Marshall, was featured on the front page of LewRockwell.com. url: http://www.lewrockwell.com/spl2/1961-speech-that-got-jfk-killed.html
Our American dream of shopping for useless toxic stuff, an environmental nightmare, went into high gear after JFK was killed in 1963. Would the planet be at serious risk, according to a massive United Nations Environmental Report, due to “the dangers of climate change, water scarcity, dwindling fish stocks and the pressures on the land and the extinction of species,” had John F. Kennedy not been assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963?
[Excerpt from “The 1961 Speech That Got JFK Killed”]
What if, after the Bay of Pigs fiasco, his investigation uncovered the “secret” that The Powers That Be are in a metaphysical struggle with Mother-Earth (Gaea) and the environmental damage and pollution was the goal and not the unintended consequences of the Industrial Revolution and our consumer society?
And it is conceivable when in 1961 JFK spoke about a:
“System which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, and no secret is revealed.”
He was referring to a system that wasn’t about money. Instead he understood that the resources of the planet were about to be consumed – as in “used up” because he understood the metaphysical struggle.
Then when he realized we were about to be ”conned” into shopping for stuff to trash the planet, he signed Executive Order 11110 as a first step to put us on the road to sustainability. 
An earlier part of the speech edited out of the video, “that got John F. Kennedy Killed” and evoked laughter from the audience could have a double meaning:
“If only this capitalistic New York newspaper had treated him (Karl Marx) more kindly; if only Marx had remained a foreign correspondent, history might have been different.”
What would a different history look like?
The United States, in its first decades, was a land of small farms and nearby towns with few cities of any consequence. The young nation seemed far more interested in becoming a successful experiment in democracy, rather than an economic power. The Bank of the Fed is Closed…Forever
“Bones in the Money Pit” [referenced in The 1961 Speech … article] ends with a reference to the country, the despot and ideology that some claim is the reason he was assassinated: Cuba, Castro and Communism. 
[End of Excerpt]
July 25, 2010 – September 30, 2010 the url: http://www.lewrockwell.com/spl2/1961-speech-that-got-jfk-killed.html was working at the Lew Rockwell website.
And then on October 1, 2010 Lew Rockwell sent url to the article about the 1961 Speech That Got JFKKilled into the Internet Abyss.
October 2010 – the present the url: http://www.lewrockwell.com/spl2/1961-speech-that-got-jfk-killed.html is no longer working at LewRockwell.com. Clicking on the link returns:
Not Found The requested URL /spl2/1961-speech-that-got-jfk-killed.html was not found on this server.
404 Error – File Not Found – Someone has miswritten the URL, deleted the file you are looking for, or the net spirits are against you and will see to it you will never find the information you seek.
What can you conclude when Lew Rockwell goes to the trouble to murder an article that was on his site for 66 days? Take your pick …
- It’s a conspiracy, stupid: The Illuminati (House of Rothschild), Bilderbergers, CFR and the other secret societies (The Powers That Be, TPTB) that rule the world from behind the scenes don’t want us know that JFK uncovered the “secret” that TPTB are in a metaphysical struggle with Mother-Earth (Gaea). The environmental damage and pollution was the goal and not the unintended consequences of the Industrial Revolution and our consumer society. The Internet police were busy from July 25, 2010 through September 30, 2010 and didn’t get around to removing the article until October 1, 2010. 
“You know, we have a saying in the military: You don’t receive flak unless you’re over the target,” retired Army colonel Rep. Allen West (R-Fla). The 1961 Speech That Got JFK Killed was “over the JFK target” for 66 days! 
- Lew Rockwell was embarrassed: Lew was busy from July 25, 2010 through September 30, 2010 and didn’t read the ad hominem attack on Adam Holland’s blogspot.
July 25, 2010, Adam Holland blogs: Ron Paul Chief Aide: Rothschilds killed JFK
By this logic, it makes perfect sense that the Rothschilds had to have JFK killed. They clearly feared that, 50 years later, LewRockwell.com would decode JFK’s secret message. 
- Lew received hundreds of emails complaining about The 1961 Speech That Got JFK Killed. After 66 days he realized the article by Katherine Smith (Me) was just too controversial. This explanation has two problems. First, Thomas DiLorenzo who writes our beloved President, Abraham Lincoln, was a mass murderer isn’t too controversial and second Lew replied to the following email from Katherine Smith:
July 25, 2010 8:23 AM Katherine Smith to Lew Rockwell,
Subject: JFK (and J.D. Salinger)
Mr. Rockwell I am so pleased that you selected my article on JFK for your site. I often visit your site. Could I interest you in one about J.D. Salinger? Attached and at the Peoples Voice. J. D. Salinger – With Love and Squalor, For Esmé
Lew Rockwell replies to Katherine Smith
Dear Ms. Smith, thanks so much; I had seen the Salinger piece [an informed opinion piece that connects WW1, WW2, Adolph Hitler and the Holocaust to The Modern State of Israel and The Key to the Secret of the Universe], liked it but worried I could not get enough traffic for it. But let me rethink. And send me more! Lew 
- National Vanguard Books and William Domhoff are correct that Six Companies [really do] Own [and control] 96% of the World’s Media. All Six Companies were busy from July 25, 2010 through September 30, 2010 and didn’t get around to removing the article until October 1, 2010. 
End of my attempt at Investigative Journalistic humor.
The only possible explanation is that Lew Rockwell suffered a delayed attack of Cognitive Dissonance (CD). CD caused Lew, a proponent of the Austrian School of Economics, mental anguish and discomfort when he realized that everyone who graduated from the Ludwig von Mises Institute missed the obvious.
The money the Fed created out of thin air was used, until October of 2008, by the middle class to go shopping for useless toxic “stuff:” The American Dream, a nightmare for the planet. 
JFK’s “United States notes” backed by silver, which were withdrawn the day he was shot, would have put the Federal Reserve out of business and returned to the Treasury Department the Constitutional power to create and issue a debt-free currency.”
“The Federal Reserve isn’t evil because they print our money and make us (the U.S. Taxpayers) pay interest on it. They are evil because, until October 2008, the Fed gave us a no-limit credit card that we used to buy houses, cars, RVs, TVs and DVDs—the “stuff” which, according to the GEO4, a massive United Nations Report, put the planet at the unknown points of no return.”
[Excerpt from The Federal Reserve: Stupid Bank Robbers or Robber “Hood” Barons: A Psychohistory Analysis by Robert Singer]
Pretend for a moment it is the beginning of the 20th century and you are one of the founding members of the Fed, Lazard Freres (Eugene Meyer), Warburg, Strong, Vanderlip or J.P. Morgan.
You and your friends, along with the richest man in history, John D. Rockefeller, own or control one-sixth of the entire world’s wealth—the world’s real wealth: raw materials, commodities, iron ore, bauxite, petroleum, copper, lead, silver and gold. [Appendix B]
Would you trade your real wealth for the money you created out of thin air? [Appendix C]
Would you give up your real wealth to provide the middle class with 75 years of unprecedented prosperity in the houses, second houses, RVs, all that “stuff” manufactured from the raw materials you owned or controlled in 1910?
Or would you give up your raw materials to employ the middle class in building airplanes, ships, cars, RVs, SUVs, office buildings, freeways and shopping malls from the raw materials you owned or controlled in 1910?
Let’s say you own a bar of gold and a Monopoly money printing press. Would you trade that bar of gold for the Monopoly money you printed?
The monopoly money you loaned (gave) to the middle class (profane) was used to consume, as in used up, the iron ore, bauxite, petroleum, copper, lead, aluminum, plastics, glass and rubber that you had in 1910.
Even a child can understand you don’t get rich exchanging real wealth for about $500 trillion of the Monopoly money you created over the last 75 years.
Now that the U.S. National Debt is mathematically impossible to pay off, we are left with only two alternatives: 1) issue our own currency and pay off the debt or 2) repudiate (default) on the debt.
You don’t need a degree from an Austrian school of economics to realize who is the biggest loser in this upside down Ponzi scheme: When I owe you $120,000 dollars, I am in trouble; when I owe you $12 trillion dollars, you are in trouble.
[More from The Federal Reserve: Stupid Bank Robbers or Robber “Hood” Barons: A Psychohistory Analysis]
Without the connection that the environmental damage and pollution were the goal and not the unintended consequences of the Industrial Revolution and our consumer society for Mullins, Griffin, Paul and Brown [and Lew Rockwell] it was choice between two absurd theories:
The Evil Robber Barons are inept, clueless or just “stupid” because since 1913 they have exchanged their real wealth for $500 trillion of fiat currency (Monopoly money) they printed so the middle class could have houses, cars, RVs, TVs and DVDs—the “stuff” which put the planet, at the “unknown points of no return”.
The Evil Robber Barons are benevolent and wanted the middle class to have the highest standard of living for the last 75 years and didn’t know the planet would be in “dire environmental straits because humanity’s footprint [its environmental demand] is 21.9 hectares per person while the Earth’s biological capacity is, on average, only 15.7 ha/person.”
Therefore, Mullins, Griffin, Paul and Brown [and Lew Rockwell] chose to make the Evil Robber Barons “the villains” we love to hate, rather than confuse the world.
[End of Excerpt from The Federal Reserve: Stupid Bank Robbers or Robber “Hood” Barons: A Psychohistory Analysis by Robert Singer]
October 1, 2010, Lew’s Cognitive Dissonance manifested itself into a queasy feeling in his gut. Lew screamed, “I Don’t Believe That” [Monopoly money was used to trash the planet!] and killed the link to my article The 1961 Speech That Got JFK Killed.
 Disinformation is misleading information deliberately announced publicly or leaked by a government or an intelligence agency in order to influence public opinion. Some disinformation promotes ridiculous claims [conspiracy theories] and behavior in order to sow confusion and undermine credibility; agents of disinformation may not “play their hand” until the right moment. Misinformation is false or inaccurate information, especially that which is deliberately intended to deceive.
 A number of bloggers wanting to show how smart they were introduced Myth #9 from a progressive [right wing] think tank devoted to “supporting movements that are building a more just and inclusive democratic societ,” Political Research Associates (PRC). PRC allegedly serves to “expose movements, institutions, and ideologies that undermine human rights.” PRC summarizes their argument and ends with more questions about the Fed:
In summary, E.O. 11,110 did not create new authority to issue additional silver certificates. In fact, its intention was to ease the process for their removal so that small denomination Federal Reserve Notes could replace them in accordance with a law Kennedy himself signed. If Kennedy had really sought to reduce Federal Reserve power, then why did he sign a bill that gave the Fed still more power?
Recall my statement about EO 11110: “Then when he realized we were about to be ”conned,” into shopping for stuff to trash the planet, he signed Executive Order 11110 as a first step to put us on the road to sustainability.” Notice the words “as a first step.”
 Cuba’s sustainable agriculture has been lauded by the United Nations as a model for other countries (Global Exchange 2003), that because the goal of TPTB was not to accumulate the money they created out of “thin air,” but, according to a massive United Nations report by the GEO4, put all of humanity at serious risk due to “the dangers of climate change, water scarcity, dwindling fish stocks and the pressures on the land and the extinction of species.”
 “Conspiracy” is a REAL word for a REAL act that has existed in human societies in all cultures throughout human history. If conspiracies did not exist, we would not have a word for it. Paris Flammonde
G. William Domhoff, a Research Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz first coined the non-conspiracy acronym TPTB when he wrote the non-“conspiracy” critique and theory of the U.S. power structure, The Powers That Be (TPTB) in 1979. Professor Domhoff received his Ph.D. at the University of Miami. He has been teaching at the University of California, Santa Cruz, since 1965. His books are among the top 50 best sellers in sociology for the years 1950 to 1995 (Who Rules America? (1967); The Higher Circles (1970); Who Rules America Now? (1983)).
 Click here to read a real As they say, when you are “over the target,” Expect a “404″ story.
“You know, we have a saying in the military: You don’t receive flak unless you’re over the target,” retired Army colonel Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) Click here to read about Websites that have been attacked when they are “over the target.”.
 See Appendix A
 Click here to read The 2010 Lew Rockwell Katherine Smith Email Exchange.
 So if the mainstream media is controlled, what about the alternative Internet Media?
In his book, CIA’s Ford Foundation? Bob Feldman uncovered the multi-billion dollar Ford Foundation’s historic relationship to the Central Intelligence Agency and the alternative media.
The alternative news sites allegedly exist to bring the facts and data of the stories that don’t get reported on CNN, Fox, NY Times or the Washington Post; however, just like the mainstream media they are promoting the point of view of those who own or control them.
The Internet media is used offensively as an additional medium in psychological operations campaigns (Psyops, http://mediafilter.org/MFF/USDCO.PsyWar.html)
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The 1961 speech that got JFK killed … (Yes, this is very related to economics)
On the anniversary of JFK’s birthday, an edited video of the April 27, 1961 speech “that got John F. Kennedy Killed” was making its way around the Internet:”For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system that has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, and no secret is revealed.”
It was hard to miss the veiled reference to The Illuminati (House of Rothschild), Bilderbergers, CFR and the other secret societies that rule the world from behind the scenes.“Things do not happen. Things are made to happen” JFK
(from further down in the article, and directly to the point…….)
” And, JFK’s “United States notes” backed by silver, which were withdrawn the day he was shot, would have put the Federal Reserve out of business and returned to the Treasury Department the Constitutional power to create and issue a debt-free currency.”
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Sunday, July 25, 2010
Ron Paul Chief Aide: Rothschilds killed JFK
Lew Rockwell, longtime chief aide and advisor to Ron Paul, has published a column claiming that the Rothschilds were responsible for assassinating President Kennedy. According to Rockwell’s website, a secret conspiracy of “Illuminati” with the Rothschilds at its head, “planned” the creation of “our consumer society” in 1832, with the founding of Yale’s “Skull and Bones” fraternity, an organization which has somehow become the focus of many conspiracy theories. According to Rockwell, Kennedy was shot by this group because of a speech Kennedy gave in 1961 which purportedly obliquely referred to this conspiracy.
Here’s the Rockwell website’s take on American history:
Our consumer society didn’t just happen; it was planned. Not in 1910, or 1954, but in the year 1832, the year William Huntington Russell and fellow classmate Alphonso Taft founded the Skull and Bones society at Yale University, a branch of the Bavarian Illuminati.
Members, known as “Bonesmen,” include Rockefeller, Kuhn, Loeb and Morgan all connected to the House of Rothschild’s global financial empire. They are founders of the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, France, and Germany or, for that matter, any central bank anywhere in the world. In theory, the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, one of the most important domestic acts in the nation’s history, took the power to create money from the people and gave it to the Bonesmen for profit.
Yes, that’s a pretty weird take on the origins of the central banking system, but it’s just the start. According to LewRockwell.com, Kennedy was alluding to this whacked out theory when he made the following statement in a speech.
(W)e are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system that has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.
Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, and no secret is revealed.”
That’s pretty clearly a standard Cold War era denunciation of Communism.
But not in Lew Rockwell world. Here’s how his website would have it:
It was hard to miss the veiled reference to The Illuminati (House of Rothschild), Bilderbergers, CFR and the other secret societies that rule the world from behind the scenes. The proof of this connection? The following unsourced alleged quote from Kennedy: “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen” JFK
Yeah. That seals it. An alleged statement by Kennedy that history doesn’t just happen without the will of powerful people behind it — that pretty much cries out “The Rothschilds, Illuminatti and Bilderbergs are secretly controlling the world!” You just have to read between the lines.
By this logic, it makes perfect sense that the Rothschilds had to have JFK killed. They clearly feared that, 50 years later, LewRockwell.com would decode JFK’s secret message.
Read the column here at Lew Rockwell’s website: The 1961 Speech That Got JFK Killed? by Katherine Smith
That column is not an original, it’s a repost from thepeoplesvoice.org. John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)
July 22nd, 2010
The column’s author, Katherine Smith, who describes herself as a retired research professor of history, has an unhealthy fascination with the Rothschilds. Smith considers the Rothschilds to have been the leaders of a number of international conspiracies. She even goes so far as to argue that they, working with the Nazis, who were responsible for the Holocaust. But her take on the Holocaust is bit unusual. Here’s how she describes it:
Hundreds of thousands of Jews were killed and otherwise perished during the Second World War as a direct and indirect result of the harsh anti-Jewish policies of Germany in concentration camps.
The gist of that Holocaust denying column is that Hitler was a secret agent of the Rothschilds — in fact, that he was secretly brainwashed by them to lose the war on their behalf. According to Smith, this was all part of a conspiracy which was designed to pave the way for the creation of Israel. That, Smith says, was Hitler’s secret goal. Smith claims that Hitler was secretly motivated by Zionism.
(To get a sense of the sheer insanity of this conspiracy theory, this column simply must be read. Read Smith’s column here: Adolph Hitler: War Hero, Street Cleaner, Prostitute or Secret Agent: A Psychohistory Analysis.)
So it seems that Katherine Smith, the Holocaust denier and promoter of insane, anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, is the retired research professor of history that Lew Rockwell turns to when he wants to know who really killed JFK. Thanks for that, Lew Rockwell.